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post #1 of 18 Old 12-15-2010, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Quick twist throttle

What is the stock throttle twist on an 04 ZX10r?

What is recommended for trackday use?

Brand name suggested?

Pros and cons?

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What is the stock throttle twist on an 04 ZX10r?

What is recommended for trackday use?

Brand name suggested?

Pros and cons?

Thanks!!
Talk to rifleman, he'll hook ya up
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1/4 turn is stock.

1/5 is perfect- talk to Rifleman here as said.

There are no drawbacks, 1/5 turn is perfect and it should have come that way IMO.
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post #4 of 18 Old 12-15-2010, 04:41 PM
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As has been said the OEM throw is just over 90' degrees. With my insert that is reduced to 72' degrees or 1/5th of a turn. This is optimal for nearly all riders. Giving the full range of the throttle in one normal grip, yet long enough to give you proper throttle control in the cornors and away from standing starts.

it works equally well on the track as well as the street.

it wakes up the bike, makes it feel more responsive, agile... "tight" as some have said.

it is the way the throttle should come from the factory.

I have them in stock and can ship immediatly.
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There are other options as well.
The KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) race throttle which I've heard goes for about 500 bucks.
Similar look to the KHI is Active Throttle Kit http://www.acv.co.jp/01_product/hi_thro_en.html - which i hear is in the 150 - 200 range, comes with grips/cables/selectable pulley size ect.

if seen other variations on yoyodyne and oppracing in the 200 dollar range

But Riflemans solution is definitely the most budget friendly and gets the job done well.


I personally am seriously considering the Active cause i love the look, plus you get the cables and grips(which i need) for a reasonable price.
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I have a Kawasaki KIT 60* quick throttle, 1/5 turn. Its awesome, comes with new cables that are adjustable on BOTH ends, new throttle reel, and housing.
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I have a Kawasaki KIT 60* quick throttle, 1/5 turn. Its awesome, comes with new cables that are adjustable on BOTH ends, new throttle reel, and housing.
Those are nice and all but Rifleman's is much cheaper and I've been using it for years with no problem. Easy enough to install too.
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Yes, the KIT 60 is actually 1/6th of a turn, it needs the additional parts to fit up properly, the OEM cables aren't long enough to get the necessary slack. I'm not sure but I think you need a larger grip housing as well. That is why those kits are more expensive. (a few hundred dollars for all the parts)

I would also put it in the "track only" catagory for most riders, it's twichy and takes time to get used to.

the 1/5th was designed with a few considerations in mind.

1. Use all the OEM parts, nothing else to buy.

2. reduce the throw to what most people can do in a single grip.

3. be reversable.

the 1/5th fits all those criteria.
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3. be reversable.

B.S.....you will NEVER go back!!!One of the best out for the ZX 10 period. I love it!!!
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Those are nice and all but Rifleman's is much cheaper and I've been using it for years with no problem. Easy enough to install too.
Different strokes for different folks - I bought my KIT throttle from a guy who used his as primarily a street bike.with occasional track duty, and sold it because he said it was too sensitive. Me personally, I think its perfect, I would even consider a even quicker throttle.

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Yes, the KIT 60 is actually 1/6th of a turn, it needs the additional parts to fit up properly, the OEM cables aren't long enough to get the necessary slack. I'm not sure but I think you need a larger grip housing as well. That is why those kits are more expensive. (a few hundred dollars for all the parts)

I would also put it in the "track only" catagory for most riders, it's twichy and takes time to get used to.

the 1/5th was designed with a few considerations in mind.

1. Use all the OEM parts, nothing else to buy.

2. reduce the throw to what most people can do in a single grip.

3. be reversable.

the 1/5th fits all those criteria.
I apologize, I said 60* then said 1/5, sorry. It is indeed 1/6 turn, I guess that's what I get for typing from my phone on a rush.

The KIT throttle is more involved, however I do like the fact that its an OEM quality part that is all inclusive. Bolt it on and go.

Please don't take this as me bashing your product - that is definitely not the case. Im just trying to provide the OP with pros and cons of ALL his options.
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